I was born in Dublin in 1976. Introduced to Heavy Metal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and the effects of religion on society in my early teens, my destiny was set. An early critic of my first published novel, Gods of Kiranis, remarked that it was heavily inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation, but considerably darker. I took that as a sign to keep on writing.

The dark and often theological undertones of my work come from a critical approach to ancient religious texts acquired through my studies in Trinity College, Dublin (where I received my Doctorate); but they are always subordinated to my love of spectacle, adventure and action inspired by such greats as Frank Herbert's Dune; Star Wars; Star Trek; Battlestar Galactica and others. I also listen to Heavy Metal while I write...

...because it's important to remember where you came from.

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